Cedar Fair manages 11 amusement parks across North America, including in major metropolitan areas.
But the single most important location ensuring its long-term success resides off Ohio’s north coast, according to the publicly traded company’s leader.
“Sandusky is our corporate headquarters, and our commitment has never been stronger,” company CEO Richard Zimmerman said during a Wednesday forum at the Sandusky State Theatre in downtown Sandusky. About 200 people attended the public roundtable event.
Along with Zimmerman, two other prominent local CEOs — Jeremy Normington-Slay of Firelands Regional Medical Center and Dennis Shaffer of Civista Bank — participated in the session, co-sponsored by the city government and the Register. The newspaper’s publisher, Ron Waite, served as moderator.
The 90-minute forum was recorded and now available for demand viewing at sanduskyregister.com and the Register’s YouTube page.
Zimmerman spoke positively about Sandusky — the home of Cedar Point, Cedar Fair’s parent company — because of the many public-private partnerships forged in recent years, resulting in several successful projects, such as Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center.